Confirmed bird sightings on the Outer Cape in the week preceding the Independent’s deadline on Tuesday, Nov. 1 included the following, based on a report prepared by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Vermillion Flycatcher at Paine’s Creek Beach in Brewster has not been seen since Oct 26.
Birds at Fort Hill in Eastham included a Yellow-Billed Cuckoo, 2 American Bitterns, a Clapper Rail, 3 Virginia Rails, 4 Purple Finches, 2 Baltimore Orioles, and 2 Dickcissels.
There were 2 Bohemian Waxwings elsewhere in Eastham.
Evening Grosbeaks are expected to move into the region this winter and have already been seen in Eastham and Wellfleet in recent days.
Late Snowy Egrets were also seen in Wellfleet.
A Western Kingbird was discovered at High Head in North Truro.
At Race Point in Provincetown, sightings this week included a late Piping Plover, 4 Red-Necked Grebes, 2 Harlequin Ducks, 72 Razorbills, 220 Black-Legged Kittiwakes, 113 Cory’s Shearwaters, 6 Great Shearwaters, 3 Manx Shearwaters, 700 Northern Gannets, 3 American Pipits, and a Lapland Longspur.
If you have questions about these sightings or want to report a sighting, call the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary at 508-349-2615 or send an email to [email protected].